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Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Address: 657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
Phone Number: +1 585-271-4320
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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RMSC After Dark Events are fantastic!!

We have been to several after dark events. The latest was the Speakeasy Party. I have nothing but good things to say about the Museum. I love the changing exhibits and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica L
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to several after dark events. The latest was the Speakeasy Party. I have nothing but good things to say about the Museum. I love the changing exhibits and the Electricity Theater.

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Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Jessica! We're so happy to hear that. See you at the next After Dark in February! More 

Rochester, New York
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our grandson needed to build an Indian Longhouse for a school project, so we headed to the museum with him to do some research. There are great exhibits on the second floor of ancient cultures locally and around the world. And to our surprise, there were actual Native Americans demonstrating crafts and giving us helpful information. Also, throughout the museum... More 

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Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

We're so glad our exhibits could be a resource for your grandson! Thank you for your visit and I hope the longhouse project went well. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 3 yr old loved it here and wants to go back already. We were thrilled that it had reciprocal admission with our local science centre where we are members so it was free to get in -huge bonus. There were exhibits for all ages here, and we were very impressed with the staff and the layout of the museum.... More 

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Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and hope you'll visit again with your ASTC reciprocal admission soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a masquerade here and had a great time ! The whole museum was open for adults only after hours. They also hired a dj and had some food trucks outside. It was a great date night and i look foward to attending another one of their special after hour events.

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Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

Trista, we're so glad to hear you enjoy RMSC After Dark as much as we do! The next one is in February and we hope to see you there. More 

Painted Post, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife, daughter and I went to see the Dave Matthews laser light show this past Saturday. It was totally AWESOME! The show last 45 minutes. It is being shown in the planetarium. The slouched seats looking to to the ceiling and the lights were so very well done! Each month they do shows like this with different music, so Id... More 

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Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

David, we're so glad your family enjoyed the laser show! Our Planetarium team will be happy to hear it. Since the laser shows change monthly, we hope to see you all back soon for another. Here's a tip too—on clear nights, Rochester's Astronomy Club is outside after laser shows offering free telescope viewing! More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here at busy times but visiting here at low season , mid week made a huge difference. Kids had a blast trying every station and enjoying their time. Nothing much to eat but there are several restaurants within short drive. Parking is free!

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Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

Hello, I'm so happy to hear that you had a good time during your last visit! I just want to clarify that there is a cafe on the lower level of the Museum open 10am–3pm if you're looking for more to eat during your next visit. Hope to see you soon, Hannah B. More 

Agoura, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Tesla Coil was pretty impressive, but the man giving the lecture didn't really give any details. If I were a child I would have walked out thinking I'd been to a light & music show. I didn't learn much about electricity. Other exhibits are decent, but not as good as the science museum in Toronto. Staff could do better.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Museum and Science Center is a great place that the family can go to over and over. They have many traveling exhibits that interest both adults and children. There is also the planetarium that would be another family experience. This is a very friendly family place with amazing classes for children available. This is a wonderful venue.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This museum is Excellent for children of all ages and adults alike! There are many hands on activities that the kids can participate in and all the exhibits are well maintained and up to date. MUST go to the Planetarium and catch one of the shows when visiting this museum!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The last time my family went to the RMSC, was when the Da Vinci exhibit was in town. There was certainly enough for each one of us to feel invested in, but the girls (aged 5 and one at the time) were pretty bored if they weren't in an area that catered to them. Having said that, there isn't much... More 

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